'''Ronnie Self''' (July 5, 1938 – August 28, 1981) was a United States rockabilly
singer and songwriter. His solo career was unsuccessful, despite being signed to contracts with Columbia Records|Columbia
and then Decca Records|Decca
from the late 1950s through the early 1960s.
His only charted single was "Bop-A-Lena"; recorded in 1957 and released in 1958, it reached No. 68 on the Billboard (magazine)|Billboard
His boastful country anthem "Ain't I'm a Dog" was a regional hit in the South, but failed to score nationally.
A talented performer and songwriter, Self's career was blighted by his severe alcoholism and erratic behavior, including incidents of violence. However, Brenda Lee
's recordings of his songs "I'm Sorry (Brenda Lee song)|I'm Sorry
", "Sweet Nothin's
", and "Everybody Loves Me But You
" became major pop classics.
His country gospel song "Ain't...